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Silver Drinking cup in shape of fist - Hittite (Turkey 1400-1380 BC) Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Ancient World Collection

Hittite silver ceremonial drinking vessel in shape of fist century BCE). Along the cuff is inlaid a procession of musicians. On display at MFA, Boston ancient-times

ancientpeoples:  Silver and mercury rhyton ending in the form of a wild cat  There is a spout pouring from the middle of the cat’s chest. There are also dionysiac symbols on the cat; grapevines are symbolic for this god. The Parthian culture absorbed these images from the Greek culture.  Parthian  Found in Iran  Source: The Metropolitan Musem

Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat Period: Parthian Date: ca. Geography: Iran Culture: Parthian Medium: Silver, mercury gilding The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fayum portrait

It is a common experience to look at a Fayum Funerary Portrait and see a familiar face.

Sculptor's model of the head of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, c. 1349 - 1336 BC    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/66.99.40

♔ Akhenaten ~ New Kingdom ~ Dynasty 18 ~ Reign of Akhenaten ~ 1349 - 1336 BC

Northwestern Iranian Gold Goblet with Bulls, Marlik (?) 12rh.11th cent, BC Found in Tomb at Marlik,near Susa.

Chalice with Bulls. Northwestern Iranian Gold Goblet with Bulls, Marlik (? Found in Tomb at Marlik, near Susa, it is an outstanding synthesis of Iranian and Mesopotamian elements.

Golden and silver cloak pin in the shape of a lion head. Most often these pins are made and used as twins. It is in height.Iran 400 BC Leiden Museum of Antiquities